A dramatic roundhouse, which polarised opinion in the architectural world when featured on Grand Designs in 2014, has found a new buyer after being listed for £1.2 million.
Built near Milton Keynes by retired GP Peter Berkin and his wife Chard, an alternative medicine practitioner, the semi-circular five-bedroom home clad in Siberian larch ended up costing double the £200,000 the couple had budgeted.
Presenter Kevin McCloud described it “as though a giant wooden spaceship has landed on top of Stonehenge and interlocked with it.”
The couple disagreed over many elements of their epic self-build, including the shape, yet the final result was dubbed “magnificent” by McCloud.
Some love GP's house; some hate it. Polarised views everywhere which seems to happen with art and architecture..
— Kevin McCloud (@Kevin_McCloud) May 17, 2015
The spaceship home was sold for £900,000 in 2016, and then relisted in 2019. It has now sold once more, this time for around £1.2 million.
Less than an hour from London, via a 10-minute car journey to Milton Keynes then a 35-minute train, the extraordinary roundhouse has 3,000sq ft of living space including five bedrooms and a home cinema.
A new series of Grand Designs: House of the Year starts on 17 November on Channel 4 and runs for four weeks.